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protomartyr Line breaks: proto|mar¦tyr
Pronunciation: /prəʊtəʊˈmɑːtə/

Definition of protomartyr in English:


The first martyr for a cause, especially the first Christian martyr, St Stephen.
Example sentences
  • St Stephen is also known as the protomartyr, the first martyr who imitates most closely the death of Jesus.
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